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living to tell the tale (travels in Colombia with Gabriel García Márquez)

I traveled to Barranquilla by highway very early the next day to take the flight to Paris at two in the afternoon. In the bus terminal in Cartagena I ran in to Lácides, the unforgettable porter at The Skyscraper, whom I had not seen since that time.

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Our First Full Day in Galapagos - On Floreana

This next installment in the Galapagos journal covers our first full day.  We visited the island of Floreana, making two stops, and snorkeled (no underwater pictures though).  74 more words

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The sower...

  trilingual text: english, italian and romanian

The one that cut the umbilical cord of the Man Sky,
The one who embroiled the mirrors, with the purpose of making him look flaunty, 207 more words


Photo Friday - Tarapoto

This week’s Photo Friday was also used in today’s post, about my mildly disaster-ridden trip to the Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu in Tarapoto. Although Tarapoto’s town centre is fairly modern, this dirt street – lined with small, one-storey houses with corrugated iron roofs – is fairly typical of the outskirts of most towns we visited in Peru. 90 more words


Easter Traditions in Brazil

Earlier this week we had a look at some fascinating Easter Traditions from Argentina and Chile. Today we’re examining those from the beautiful and extravagant country of… 423 more words


Copa Libertadores

Bolivia’s The Strongest beat Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting 2-0 in the first-leg of their last16 tie in La Paz. Colombian striker Jose Reinoso (pictured) and midfielder Raul Castro scored the goals for the home side.

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